Holstein Canada

National Holstein Convention

Convention 2020 and the Covid-19 Outbreak

Holstein Canada’s vision of “a Healthy Canadian Dairy Industry for All” is a proud and true statement for our Association, no matter what the circumstance. For this reason, and as a precautionary measure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the following decision:

The National Holstein Convention and AGM, scheduled for April 15-18, 2020 in Saskatchewan, is cancelled. Information will be made available to all participants as soon as decisions are made for future plans.

Welcome to Saskatchewan!

The Saskatchewan members of Holstein Canada take pride in hosting the 2020 Holstein Convention and Annual General Meeting. In planning the 2020 Convention, the committee considered many ideas to ensure visitors take home a taste of Saskatchewan. This year, the festivities will begin in Saskatoon, with an ice breaker Wednesday evening, followed by farm tours to Regina, and a show, all culminating with the AGM and Master Breeder Awards. Showcasing top of the line Holstein cows and dairy operations will present participants with insight into dairying on the prairies. The tours and experiencing Saskatchewan produced food and drink will provide a taste of life as a flatlander.

We look forward to seeing you in our province. Saskatchewan has hosted two previous conventions, the first in 1992 and again in 2005. The industry has evolved to fewer and larger farms, as it has throughout the world. This is an exciting time, many of the farms have transitioned to the next generation and you will have the opportunity to meet the current stewards of the industry.

See you in April 2020!

Keith Flaman,
Chairman, 2020 National Holstein Convention